The Australia vs South Africa result in the ongoing Cricket World Cup 2023 was far from the pre-match expectations as South Africa registered an impressive win in a lop-sided contest.
The match took place at Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday, October 12th. The match witnessed a solid batting performance followed by some exceptional bowling from the Proteas.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat first but they couldn't make the early inroads. South Africa's opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma put on a 108-run stand in 19.2 overs.
De Kock went on to smash a century before Aiden Markram, the man who recorded the fastest World Cup century in the previous game, scored a fifty. The Proteas were looking set to get 350 but Australian bowlers managed to pull things back to restrict the opponents to 311. Glenn Maxwell was the pick of the bowlers for Australia, picking 2 for 34 in 10 overs.
Chasing a big target, Australia batters just could not put any pressure on the bowlers. Lungi Ngidi bowled exceptionally well at the beginning, conceding four runs in his first four overs and dismissing David Warner. Kagiso Rabada then delivered an incredible spell of bowling, in which he removed Steve Smith, Josh Inglis and Marcus Stoinis. In the end, the Aussies were bowled out for 177.
Australia vs South Africa result: South Africa won by 134 runs
The match no. 10 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 saw South Africa produce another dominant performance, beating Australia by 134 runs in Delhi.
- South Africa's innings: The Proteas men posted 311/7 after being put in to bat first. The skipper Temba Bavuma struggled to find any rhythm in his innings from one end but De Kock was sublime, scoring 109 off 106. Aiden Markram then struck 56 off 44 before they lost a few wickets at the back end.
- Australia's chase: The men in yellow had a horrible start to their chase as their openers couldn't get going and fell with the scoreboard reading 27 for 2 after seven overs. Steve Smith, who was looking good, was then adjudged LBW by a DRS no one could believe. Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis couldn't put up any fight as the defeat became a formality.
Man of the Match | Australia vs South Africa Result
De Kock was named the Player of the Match for his outstanding innings that set up a comfortable win for South Africa. The left-hand opening batter continued where he left off against Sri Lanka and smashed a second consecutive century. De Kock struck eight fours and five sixes in his knock of 109 off 106 deliveries.
Quinny takes home the Man Of The Match award 🇿🇦
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) October 12, 2023
Australia vs South Africa Final Scorecard
The final scorecard of the Australia vs South Africa game.
South Africa Innings: 311-7 (50 Ov)
|Quinton de Kock||109||108||8||5||102.83|
|Rassie van der Dussen||26||30||2||0||86.66|
Australia Innings: 177 (40.5 Ov)